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Re: [GENERAL] PostgreSQL 9.0

From: Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>
To: Dawid Kuroczko <qnex42(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL Advocacy <pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Ron Mayer <rm_pg(at)cheapcomplexdevices(dot)com>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [GENERAL] PostgreSQL 9.0
Date: 2007-01-30 21:32:05
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Dawid Kuroczko wrote:
> On 1/30/07, Ron Mayer <rm_pg(at)cheapcomplexdevices(dot)com> wrote:
> > Ron Johnson wrote:
> > >> Who would they target anyways?
> > >> There's no one company....
> > >
> > > They could buy out CommandPrompt and EnterpriseDB...
> > >
> > > The buyouts wouldn't *kill* pg, but they would wound it mightily.
> >
> > I don't think so.   High-profile and high priced buyouts
> > of CommandPrompt and EnterpriseDB would be great for
> > postgresql.
> >
> > It would be a strong motivation for entrepreneurs to start
> > postgresql companies, developers to build postgresql expertise,
> > VCs to invest in postgresql companies.  And guys like Pervasive
> > would be kicking themselves for not keeping sticking with it.
> One would think that with the acquisiton of Berkeley DB and InnoDB
> one should see a flourish of database engine startups, but I seem
> to have missed that.
> My point is, its not about throwing money at a problem.  PostgreSQL
> seems to be having right people at the right place and benefits from
> it. They do the hard work, they do it well, hence 8.0, 8.1, 8.2 and
> upcoming 8.3 release.  If you buy these people out, it will take time
> to find and teach new ones.  Writing RDBMS is not dusting crops,
> ya know. ;)))

Having contributors bought out was always one of our three risks, the
other two being patent and trademark attacks.  Not sure what we can
really do about them.

  Bruce Momjian   bruce(at)momjian(dot)us

  + If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. +

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